al_yrpal wrote:Mogg is on record promoting the idea that all social care should be publicly funded.
Not only have you answered something you're actually right!
However my take on the current state of funding is correct.
Social care should be government funded, no reason my friend having paid taxes all his life and saved up a little nest egg should be in the position he's in now.
Poor bloke has aged so fast that even if he had some savings they're not going to do him any good.
Neither should we be in a position where folk incapable of work should be forced to beg for money, schools shouldn't have to beg parents for cash, students shouldn't be indebted for most of their working lives just to get a decent education, I shouldn't have to spend my day weaving around pot holes in the road, councils shouldn't be selling playing fields, parks and woods to make enough cash to cover their shortfalls, there should be enough police to make a difference instead of simply firefighting and ignoring all but the more serious crimes.
It's an endless list. We're not a third world country so why are we funded like one?
What's going to happen when councils have spent the cash they've earned by selling the family silver?
More importantly where does all the money go? Why do we subside employers by topping up their employees wages? Why do we allow large companies to choose how much tax they're going to pay?
There's a lot wrong with the system as it stands, so much in fact I no longer believe in tweaking around the edges to fix it.
A sea change is required and I think a growing number of people realise this.